Château Thivin, Côte de Brouilly, Vintage 2019, ABV 14.1%.
Côte de Brouilly is a Beaujolais Cru named after the blue volcanic hillsides from which this wine comes, and where Château Thivin is located, in the northern part of the Beaujolais region. 🇫🇷
This wine is made exclusively from Gamay grapes which were grown on old vines, which may have contributed to the concentrated fruit aromas and flavors of this wine. 🍇
This wine has a nice structure. It is dry with medium(+) acidity, a medium(+) body, high alcohol, medium(-) tannins, and medium(+) intensity of aromas and flavors including black cherry, blackberry, plum, raisin, violet, lavender, chalk and slate. It has aging potential, but is delish even as a baby.
This wine was aged for 6 months in oak foudres prior to bottling.
We’ve paired this wine with a chicken schnitzel and a watercress-apple and fennel relish. It is a lovely complement. — 2 days ago
American geography ignoramus that I am, little did I know that the Northernmost tip of the Rhone- Cote Rotie- is the kissing cousin of Beaujolais. St. Amour is more midpoint, but has that great granite terroir which makes this long standing Cru Bojo (& under 20$) a perennial fave. It’s that mineral tautness I love. — a day ago
Only one bottle left... That strong nose with violet, cherry, hay, iron... Who couldn't love that? There is a huge acid backbone with a good width, a soft mouthfeel, a big bright ripe cherry note, a huge power house of a mid palate with tickling tannins that tend to dry up a bit a huge finish with cherry and even cherry spirit notes. That's probably my favorite kind of wine here — 15 days ago
Beautiful Beaujolais that transcends the appellation. With 3 years it’s starting to behave like a Pinot Noir. Blind of all, we’d certainly be wrong. A wine that needs at least one hour of aeration to give time to the beautiful material to deploy. Fine, tight and persistent tannins. Serve at 12-13 degrees.
Superbe Beaujolais qui transcende l’appellation. Avec 3 ans ça commence à se comporter comme un pinot noir, d’ailleurs à l’aveugle on s’y tromperait certainement. Un vin qui a besoin d’une heure d’aération au moins pour laisser le temps à la belle matière de se déployer. Tanins fin, serrés et persistants. Servir à 12-13 degrés. — 12 days ago